Records of shallow-water marine invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a note on nonindigenous species from NOWRAMP 2000 surveys at 39 sites and a 2002-03 survey at a single site (NODC Accession 0001083)

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In September of 2000, the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Rapid Assessment and Monitoring Program (NOW-RAMP) Expedition surveyed French Frigate Shoals (FFS) and a number of the remaining Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). At FFS, marine surveys were conducted at 39 stations by three different Rapid Ecological Assessment teams from two separate research vessels, NOAA Ship Townsend Cromwell (11 -25 Sep 2000) and the Rapture (23- 27 Sep 2000). An additional study of the seawall at Tern Island was conducted in March 2002. A total of 618 marine invertebrate taxa were collected and identified, about 75% to specific level. Of the 622 taxa identified, 502 are considered new records for FFS and perhaps 10 to 20% of these may be new records for the Hawaiian Archipelago. Of these new records, as many as 50 species may be undescribed and so far known only from FFS. Most of material collected by NOW-RAMP from the NWHI remains to be examined, and therefore no conclusions can be drawn yet regarding the distribution of these species throughout the island chain. Two species considered to be nonindigenous, the hydroid Pennariadisticha, and the barnacle Ba/anus reticulatus, were found at FFS. A number of specimens of some taxonomic groups collected from FFS remain to be examined thoroughly by specialists, most notably the polychaetes, which will certainly increase the final species tally. Further study will also be required of the 150 taxa which could not be identified to species level at the time of this report.
  • Cite as: DeFelice, Ralph C.; Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (2010). Records of shallow-water marine invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a note on nonindigenous species from NOWRAMP 2000 surveys at 39 sites and a 2002-03 survey at a single site (NODC Accession 0001083). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2000-09-11 to 2002-03-20
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 23.88
S: 23.64
E: -166.05
W: -166.32
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
Edition 1.1
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Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Additional funding: Northwestern Hawaiian Island Rapid Assessment Monitoring program (NOW-RAMP)
Purpose In September of 2000, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Rapid Assessment and Monitoring Program (NOW-RAMP) Expedition resurveyed the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The purpose of this multi-agency project was to obtain more detailed information about the marine fauna of these remote islands and represents the first intensive marine invertebrate survey in this region since the Tanager in 1923. This report reviews the findings of the NOW-RAMP survey of French Frigate Shoals.
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  • Cite as: DeFelice, Ralph C.; Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (2010). Records of shallow-water marine invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a note on nonindigenous species from NOWRAMP 2000 surveys at 39 sites and a 2002-03 survey at a single site (NODC Accession 0001083). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Originator Keywords
  • coastal
  • coral reef ecosystem
  • marine species
  • nonindigenous species
  • shallow-water marine invertebrates
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Names
  • French Frigate Shoals
  • North Pacific
  • Northwest Hawaiian Islands
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  • Cite as: DeFelice, Ralph C.; Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (2010). Records of shallow-water marine invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a note on nonindigenous species from NOWRAMP 2000 surveys at 39 sites and a 2002-03 survey at a single site (NODC Accession 0001083). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-17T02:40:42 - NCEI Accession 0001083 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • visual observation
Platform
  • RAPTURE
  • TOWNSEND CROMWELL
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